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  • Report: Berri Angry at 'Foiling' President’s Efforts ‘Last-Minute’
    When the presidential consultations to end the government impasse began last week, Speaker Nabih Berri was reportedly “betting on their success” in recording a breakthrough but was annoyed when that positivity “hit a brick a wall,” med…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Dec 18, 10:56am -
  • Report: Signs of ‘Blocking Third’ Impasse ‘Looms’ as Aoun Continues Govt. Discussions
    The results of contacts between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, aimed at resolving the crisis of forming the government, are expected to unfold in the coming hours following Hariri's return from London today, al…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Dec 18, 8:55am -
  • Khalil Presses for Reforms after Moody's Report
    Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil says that the Moody's Investors Service report that downgraded the Lebanon’s status shows the urgency of forming a new Cabinet and implementing economic reforms. Khalil's comments Friday came a day after Moo…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Dec 18, 6:42am -
  • Lebanese Wary as Israel Destroys Hizbullah Border Tunnels
    As Israeli excavators dug into the rocky hills along the frontier with a Lebanese village, a crowd of young Lebanese men gathered to watch. The mood was light as the crowd observed what Israel says is a military operation — dubbed "Northern S…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Dec 18, 12:15pm -
  • Israeli Excavations in the Town of Ghajar
    The Israeli forces have been carrying out an operation scrapping and transporting sand and rocks to the southern village of al-Ghajar, facing al-Wazzani, the National News Agency reported on Friday.
    - 3 days ago, 14 Dec 18, 11:44am -

NNA-Leb

  • Riad elSolh protest ends, Sitin to take place upcoming Wednesday
    NNA - Civil activists ended their protest movement which took place at Riad el-Solh Square earlier today, NNA correspondent reported Sunday evening.The protest was directed against tax increases, and
    - 19 Mar 17, 6:53pm -
  • Kenaan to hold press conference on Monday in Sin elFil
    NNA - Finance and Budget Committee Head, MP Ibrahim Kenaan, is expected to hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the Free Patriotic Movement39;s Conferences and Meetings Center in Sin el
    - 19 Mar 17, 6:06pm -
  • Mutalaqem arrives in Beirut to partake in NNA Conference
    NNA - Foreign Information Deputy Assistant at the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information, Faisal al-Mutalaqem, arrived on Sunday evening at Beirut International Airport, whereby he will be representing Kuwai
    - 19 Mar 17, 5:48pm -
  • (*) Sami Gemayel to hold press conference shortly
    NNA - Kataeb Party Head, Sami Gemayel, is expected to hold a press conference at 7:00 o39;clock this evening. ================ R.Sh.
    - 19 Mar 17, 4:26pm -
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Hour Subject 10:00 International Workshop entitled "World Comparative Experiences on the Role of Media in Promoting Peace and Social Stability," organized by Maharat Foundation in collabor
    - 19 Mar 17, 3:57pm -
  • KUNA Director General in Beirut to participate in NNA international conference
    NNA - Chairman and Director General of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah, arrived on Sunday in Beirut to partake in the conference organized by the National News
    - 19 Mar 17, 3:01pm -
  • Army force arrives in Riad Solh
    NNA - A Lebanese Army Force arrived this afternoon in Riad Solh Square, NNA correspondent said.=======Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 2:28pm -
  • Two wounded in Downtown due to disorder
    NNA - National News Agency correspondent on Sunday reported that two people were injured on Sunday in Riyad Solh Square because of a stampede among protestors.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:46pm -
  • Hariri calls protestors to form commission
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, called on Sunday upon protestors via twitter to form a commission that submits their demands to the government, in order to discuss them openly.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:36pm -
  • PNL, PSP withdraw from protest
    NNA - The two student organizations of NLP (National Liberal Party) and PSP (Progressive Socialist Party) announced the withdrawal of their supporters of Riyad Solh Square, after clashes provoked by
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:34pm -
  • Kataeb announces end of protest
    NNA - Kataeb party declared on Sunday the end of the protests in downtown Beirut, noting that its supporters withdrew from Riyad Solh Square, awaiting a new date for the next protest.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:28pm -
  • Hariri leaves Riad Solh
    NNA - Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Riad Solh after speaking with protestors.=========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:15pm -
  • Hariri: We will fight corruption
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, said on Sunday that "there is a long way to go and we will continue to counter waste and corruption.""We will be next to you and we will combat corruption," he tol
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:09pm -
  • Hariri arrives to Riyad Solh
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, arrived to Riyad Solh to meet with protestors angered by a planned increase in taxes.===============R.Z.
    - 19 Mar 17, 12:54pm -
  • Attempts to remove metal barrier in Riyad Solh Square
    NNA - NNA field correspondent to Riyad Solh reported on Sunday that attempts were made to remove the metal barrier separating protestors from security forces.The security forces called in reinforceme
    - 19 Mar 17, 12:53pm -

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  • newPharmacist, son in Tyre attacked with sticks, knives
    A pharmacist and his son were attacked with sticks and knives early Monday morning in Tyre, the state-run National News Agency reported.
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 12:55pm -
  • newMedia crucial to combating terrorism through dialogue: Riachi
    Caretaker Information Minister Melhem Riachi stressed the crucial role Arab media outlets play in combating terrorism, in comments made Sunday evening during a reception in Riyadh.
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 12:44pm -
  • newMieh Mieh residents call for compensation
    Residents of the Mieh Mieh Palestinian refugee camp Monday protested the absence of compensation that they believe they should receive for the damage inflicted on the camp by devastating clashes earlier this year.
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 10:24am -
  • newBarbed wire prompts Army to go on alert along southern border
    The Lebanese Army and UNIFIL went on alert Monday after the Israeli army rolled out 200 meters of barbed wire along the Blue Line separating Lebanon and Israel, the state-run National News Agency reported.
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 10:05am -
  • newYouth explore new ways to teach social skills
    Formal education cannot teach everything. Soft skills such as teamwork and being respectful for instance are invaluable for communal living, especially in a place as diverse as Lebanon.
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 12:03am -
  • newArmy increases monitoring of Israeli aggressions in south
    The Lebanese Army installed another surveillance camera along the southern border Sunday, hours after Israel claimed to have found a fourth Hezbollah attack tunnel leading into its territory.
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 12:03am -
  • newMan accused of assault, impersonating ISF officer arrested
    The following crimes and arrests were reported from across Lebanon over the weekend.
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 12:03am -
  • newLebanese decry economic situation
    Thousands of demonstrators marched from Hamra to Downtown’s Riad al-Solh Square Sunday to protest against the Lebanese government’s policies and the country’s dire economic situation.
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 12:03am -
  • newWhy female architecture graduates are disappearing
    Although women make up the vast majority of architecture students in Lebanon, they are outnumbered nearly three to one in the workplace, statistics from schools and the Order of Engineers and Architects indicate.
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 12:03am -
  • newAll eyes on Aoun-Hariri talks as govt hopes rise
    Amid signs of flexibility in the six Sunni MPs’ stance, attention is focused on a crucial meeting set to be held in the next 48 hours between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri that could help break the monthslong gridlo…
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 12:02am -
  • newAll eyes on Aoun-Hariri talks as govt hopes rise
    Amid signs of flexibility in the six Sunni MPs’ stance, attention is focused on a crucial meeting set to be held in the next 48 hours between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri that could help break the monthslong gridlo…
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 12:02am -
  • newCommemorations mark 1 year since Rebecca Dykes murder
    Commemorations of British embassy employee Rebecca Dykes, who was killed in Beirut in 2017, marked one year since her death over the weekend.
    - 22 hours ago, 16 Dec 18, 9:35pm -
  • Bassil hopes for govt during Christmas season
    Lebanon’s foreign minister voiced hopes Sunday for a new government to be formed as a Christmas gift to the country.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Dec 18, 6:35pm -
  • Man accused of assault, posing as ISF officer arrested
    The Internal Security Forces has arrested a man who was accused of kidnapping and assaulting a man while posing as a lieutenant at the ISF’s Interpol office, the agency said in a statement Sunday.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Dec 18, 5:48pm -
  • Thousands of protesters decry Lebanon's economic, political situation
    Thousands of demonstrators marched from Hamra to Downtown’s Riad al-Solh Square Sunday to protest against the Lebanese government’s policies and the country’s dire economic situation.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Dec 18, 12:12pm -

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  • newGoogle commences $1B expansion in New York City
    Google is spending more than $1 billion to expand operations in New York City.
    - 5 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 2:35pm -
  • newMalaysia files criminal charges against Goldman, ex-bankers in 1MDB probe
    Malaysia Monday filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of the U.S. bank's former employees in connection with an investigation into suspected corruption and money laundering at state fund 1MDB.
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 1:00pm -
  • newNissan board fails to agree Ghosn replacement as chairman: statement
    Nissan board members meeting Monday failed to agree a replacement for former chairman Carlos Ghosn, under arrest on allegations of financial misconduct, the firm said Monday.
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 12:48pm -
  • newEvidence shows Eni, Shell knew of Nigerian graft: Italian judge
    An Italian judge said Monday there was evidence showing oil groups Eni and Royal Dutch Shell were aware that their 2011 purchase of a Nigerian oilfield would result in corrupt payments to Nigerian politicians and officials.
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 11:43am -
  • newAmazon workers on strike in Germany a week before Christmas
    Workers at two Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike as part of a push for improved work conditions, leading to fears that Christmas orders may not arrive in time.
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 10:16am -
  • newNissan to replace rock-star chairman amid arrest scandal
    Nissan's board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations.
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 8:42am -
  • newPsychedelics, Ferraris and art
    When money and connections mean you can invest in just about anything and over any time frame, what winds up in your portfolio?
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 12:03am -
  • newPsychedelics, Ferraris and art
    When money and connections mean you can invest in just about anything and over any time frame, what winds up in your portfolio?
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 12:03am -
  • newSaudi Arabia of solar yet to see light of day
    Around the world, high oil prices tend to accelerate the shift to renewable energy and electric vehicles.
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Dec 18, 12:03am -
  • Kushner-linked firm targets richer areas in program for poor
    A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration's Opportunity Zone tax breaks but isn't that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-do…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Dec 18, 6:06pm -
  • UAE president orders reshuffle of central bank's board of directors, governor to remain
    The president of the United Arab Emirates has ordered a reshuffle of the central bank's board of directors, the state news agency said Sunday.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Dec 18, 1:11pm -
  • Form govt fast to avert disaster: officials
    Lebanese officials and economists said that Moody’s negative outlook of Lebanon should prompt all officials to set their differences aside and form a Cabinet quickly to circumvent an economic catastrophe in the near future.
    - 3 days ago, 15 Dec 18, 12:16am -
  • Air Berlin liquidator sues Etihad for $2.2B
    The liquidator winding up defunct Air Berlin is suing major shareholder Etihad Airways for compensation of up to two billion euros ($2.26 billion), a court in the German capital said Friday.
    - 3 days ago, 14 Dec 18, 2:56pm -
  • France plans Renault CEO hunt as board frays over Ghosn: sources
    The French government is seeking candidates to replace Renault's embattled boss Carlos Ghosn, sources told Reuters, as board members began to voice doubts about keeping him in office following his indictment in Japan for suspected misconduct.
    - 3 days ago, 14 Dec 18, 9:02am -
  • ECB ends crisis-fighting bond buys, eyes increasing risks
    The European Central Bank formally ended its 2.6 trillion euro crisis-fighting bond purchase scheme Thursday but promised to keep feeding stimulus for years into an economy struggling with an unexpected slowdown and political turmoil.
    - 4 days ago, 14 Dec 18, 12:08am -
  • Finance Ministry to issue T-bills at 10.3 pct
    The Finance Ministry intends to issue new Treasury bills over the next few days at at an interest rate of 10.30 percent instead of 7.50 percent like last year, a source said Thursday.
    - 4 days ago, 14 Dec 18, 12:08am -
  • Billionaire vanishes for 400 days but empire booms
    More than a year ago, he vanished into the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, along with dozens of Saudi princes and businessmen.
    - 4 days ago, 14 Dec 18, 12:08am -
  • OPEC exit gives Qatar a breather from U.S. legal issues
    Even before taking over Qatar’s energy policy in a government reshuffle last month, Qatar Petroleum CEO Saad al-Kaabi had long wanted the Gulf state to leave OPEC.
    - 4 days ago, 14 Dec 18, 12:08am -
  • France plans Renault CEO hunt as board frays over Ghosn: sources
    The French government is seeking candidates to replace Renault's embattled boss Carlos Ghosn, sources told Reuters, as board members began to voice doubts about keeping him in office following his indictment in Japan for suspected misconduct.
    - 4 days ago, 13 Dec 18, 10:25pm -
  • EU rolls over Russia sanctions over Ukraine turmoil
    The European Union rolled over its economic sanctions against Russia Thursday, European Council President Donald Tusk said during summit of the bloc's leaders he was chairing in Brussels.
    - 4 days ago, 13 Dec 18, 7:53pm -
  • Brazil wins part of WTO appeal against stimulus program
    Brazil won part of its appeal at the World Trade Organization Thursday in a dispute over its industrial stimulus programs, successfully challenging an earlier ruling that had faulted tax breaks for predominantly exporting companies and capital goods.
    - 4 days ago, 13 Dec 18, 6:22pm -
  • Interbank rate on Lebanese pound hits 75 percent
    The interbank rate on the Lebanese pound Thursday reached 75 percent as demand for the national currency surged among the local lenders.
    - 4 days ago, 13 Dec 18, 5:34pm -
  • Renault board maintains Ghosn as CEO, says pay was legal
    The board of the French automaker Renault said Thursday it was keeping Carlos Ghosn as its chief executive, after an internal review of his pay package found that it had conformed with French law.
    - 4 days ago, 13 Dec 18, 5:26pm -
  • Renault board maintains Carlos Ghosn as CEO, says pay was legal
    Renault board maintains Carlos Ghosn as CEO, says pay was legal
    - 4 days ago, 13 Dec 18, 5:05pm -
  • Forum looks at potential for business with Austria
    An Austrian business delegation headed by the country’s President Alexander Van der Bellen explored with its Lebanese counterparts mutual investment opportunities during a forum held in Beirut Tuesday evening.
    - 5 days ago, 13 Dec 18, 12:07am -
  • Yemen warring parties agree to resume oil and gas exports
    Both Yemeni parties at peace talks in Sweden agreed Wednesday to resume oil and gas exports, delegates from the two sides said.
    - 5 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 9:09pm -
  • Argentine foreign minister visits Qatar to drum up trade
    Argentina's foreign minister said Wednesday that his crisis-ridden country desperately needed international investment, as he began a two-day visit to one of the world's richest nations, Qatar.
    - 5 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 4:03pm -
  • Iraq lifts oil production at Halfaya oilfield to 370,000 bpd
    Iraq has increased production at its southern Halfaya oilfield by 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) to a total of 370,000 bpd, an oil official told Reuters Wednesday.
    - 5 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 2:59pm -
  • OPEC says replaced Iran oil loss, sees lower 2019 demand
    OPEC Wednesday said it replaced a drop in Iranian exports as U.S. sanctions resumed and lowered the 2019 forecast of demand for its crude, underlining its challenge to prevent a glut building even after last week's decision to trim output.
    - 5 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 12:45pm -
  • Regional turmoil putting Lebanon's economy under 'tremendous pressure': Hariri
    Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said Wednesday that Lebanon's economy was under tremendous pressure, in part due to ongoing turmoil in the region.
    - 5 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 11:29am -
  • Egyptian company to build $3B Tanzanian hydro power plant
    Egypt's El Sewedy Electric and Arab Contractors will be involved in building a $3 billion hydroelectric plant in Tanzania that is to more than double the country's power generation capacity, the Tanzanian energy minister said.
    - 5 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 10:25am -
  • Total sets stage for gas exploration
    Total, one of the three consortium companies which will explore for gas off the Lebanese coast, has invited Lebanese companies to bid for a logistic base from Beirut port and other services for the oil platforms, according to the Lebanese Petroleum A…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 12:05am -
  • Canadian said to be detained in China, Huawei CFO due back in court
    A former Canadian diplomat has been detained in China, two sources said Tuesday, just hours before a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies is set to return to a Vancouver courtroom for a bail hearing that has angered Beijing.
    - 6 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 5:05pm -
  • French borrowing costs surge on Macron wage rises, tax cuts
    France's 10-year borrowing costs climbed to their highest level compared with Germany in a year and a half Tuesday, as French President Emmanuel Macron announced spending measures in a bid to restore calm after weeks of violent protests.
    - 6 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 12:40pm -
  • Banks look to protect dollar, raising pound interest rates
    Commercial banks are resisting the requests of customers to convert their deposits in Lebanese pounds to U.S. dollars by offering them lucrative interest rates on the national currency, bankers and economists said Monday.
    - 7 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 12:04am -
  • First stop London on Lebanon investment tour
    Lebanon Wednesday will kick off the first in a series of forums abroad to showcase the country’s potential investment opportunities. The first stop will be London for the Lebanon-U.K. Business and Investment Forum on Dec. 12, where Prime-Minister-d…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 12:01am -
  • Experts fear real estate collapse in Lebanon
    Ghostly apartment blocks and half-built buildings dot Lebanon, as experts and entrepreneurs fear that the country’s key real estate sector is on the brink of collapse.
    - 8 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 12:07am -
  • Forum aims to bolster UK-Lebanon business
    Preparations are underway to ensure the success of the Lebanon-U.K. Business and Investment Forum, which will be held in London on Dec. 12, the British ambassador to Lebanon and a representative of Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said Friday.
    - 10 days ago, 8 Dec 18, 12:23am -
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